Banks County Obituaries...

August 30, 2000


MR. BECK
U.S. Army veteran
CORNELIA - J.W. Beck, 68, died Saturday, August 26, 2000, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born in Jackson County, Mr. Beck had lived most of his life in Habersham County. He was a son of the late Lattie and Clara Watts Beck.
Mr. Beck was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He had worked as an insulator in the Atlanta and surrounding areas and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Beck was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post #7720.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 28, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell officiating. Burial was in the V.F.W. Memorial Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Rabun County Disabled American Veterans Chapter #15.
Mr. Beck is survived by his wife, Claudia McConnell Beck; one son, Dion Beck, Cornelia; two sisters, Lucille Lee, Cornelia, and Edith Pitts, Annapolis, Md.; and one grandchild.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

HIGHFIELD
Homemaker
JEFFERSON - Remonda Highfield, 28, died Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Highfield was born July 5, 1972, in Jackson County. She was a daughter of the late Bobby and Ellen Martha Barrett Highfield.
Highfield was a homemaker and of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. David Strickland officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Thompson; two daughters, Courtney Baker and Renee Baker, both of Commerce; three brothers, Jason Highfield, Eatonton, and John Highfield and Wayne Highfield, both of Danielsville; and one sister, Gail Ramsey, Danielsville.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. CASH
World War II veteran
SMYRNA - Deward Cash, 74, died Friday, August 25, 2000.
A native of Banks County, Mr. Cash moved to Cobb County in 1949.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was employed by National Linen Service for 36 years before retiring. Mr. Cash was a member of Smyrna Second Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 29, in the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home, Smyrna, with the Revs. Cecil Dutton and T.P. Johnston officiating. Burial was in the Nails Creek Baptist Church cemetery, Homer.
Mr. Cash is survived by his wife, Joyce R. Cash; four sons, Jerome Deward Cash, Canton, David Mark Cash, Homer, Samuel Gresham Cash, Athens, and John Reed Cash, Woodstock; four sisters, Sarah Vickery, Smyrna, Geneva Brewer and Revalee Ayers, both of Marietta, and Laverne Fletcher, Tallahassee; and 10 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Nails Creek Baptist Church.
Carmichael Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. NEAVE
Contractor
MARTIN - Bruce Edward Neave, 35, died Saturday, August 26, 2000.
Mr. Neave was born March 7, 1965, in Oakland, Calif. He was a son of Sybilene Pritchett Neave, Martin, and James Lloyd Neave, Comer.
As an independent contractor, Mr. Neave was a drywall finisher and the owner of Neave Brothers Construction Company. He attended Franklin County High School and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 29, at New Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Grady Jordan and Duane Eller officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Tracy Coker Neave; one son, Brian James Neave; one step-son, Justin Grier; one step-daughter, Kathi Grier; two brothers, Jeff Neave, Alto, and Mike Neave, Seneca, S.C.; and one sister, Sheila Westbrooks, Royston.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the benefit fund established for his son, Brian, c/o Northeast Georgia Bank, Brian Neave Fund.
Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. REYNOLDS
Mechanic
COMMERCE - Roy Arnold Reynolds died Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Reynolds was born January 14, 1943, in Fulton County. He was a son of the late Roy A. Reynolds Sr. and the late Vivian Jeanette Stephens Reynolds.
Mr. Reynolds was retired from the United States Postal Service, where he was a building equipment mechanic. He attended Grove Level Baptist Church, Maysville.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 24, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Rev. Chris Pritchett officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce. Greg Scott, Bob Morrow, Ralph Eten, Billy Compton, Larry White and Kevin White served as pallbearers.
Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife, Eleanor Octavia DeLong Reynolds; three daughters, Melody Scott, Franklin Springs, Misty McMorrow, Commerce, and Monya Compton, Lawrenceville; one sister, Jeanette White, Tucker; and three grandchildren, Eric and Brian Scott, both of Franklin Springs, and Sarah Pippin, Commerce.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. WILBANKS
World War II veteran
BALDWIN - G.T. Wilbanks, 84, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at a private nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Wilbanks was born November 26, 1915, in Banks County. He was a son of the late Gilliam and Samantha Payne Wilbanks. Mr. Wilbanks was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a poultry and cattle farmer. He was a member of Tates Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 25, at Tates Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Garry Garrison and Mike Robertson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Wilbanks is survived by his wife, Ruth Ayers Wilbanks; one daughter, Linda W. Harris, Demorest; three sons, Kenneth Wilbanks, Marshall Wilbanks and Franklin Wilbanks, all of Baldwin; six sisters, Vernice Wilkinson, Cornelia, Avoline Chitwood, Lavonia, and Estelle Newsome, Elsie Mae Andrews, Ruby Gailey and Christine Wilbanks, all of Baldwin; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. HILL
World War II veteran
MAYSVILLE - David Calvin Hill Sr., 86, died Thursday, August 24, 2000, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Hill was born July 24, 1914, in Cherokee County, a son of the late William Lewis and Mary Maggie Vaughn Hill.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a former shop superintendent. Mr. Hill was a member of Homer Baptist Church and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Bessie Sams Hill.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Gene Todd officiating. Burial was in the David C. Hill Family Cemetery, Maysville.
Survivors include four sons, David Calvin Hill Jr. and Thomas W. Hill, both of Maysville, and Don E. Hill and Orion C. Hill, both of Covington; three daughters, Jeanie Gordon, Reynolds, and Judy Redmond and Linda Scoggins, both of Maysville; one brother, Norman Jack Hill, Ellijay; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, August 30, 2000
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. HYATT
California native
HOMER - Larrie Walter Hyatt, 51, of Homer, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at Emory University Hospital following a brief illness.
Mr. Hyatt was born October 14, 1948, in San Diego, Calif. He was a son of Stanley and Gail Hyatt, Homer.
Mr. Hyatt was employed with Statham Tire Co. in Snellville and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 31, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Rev. Vaughn Howington Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Charity Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include one daughter, April Ann Hyatt, Colorado; one son, Stuart Stanley Hyatt, Des Moines, Iowa; and one brother, Timothy A. Hyatt, Sima Valley, Calif.
The family was to have received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. GAILEY
Yonah Memorial
Gardens rites
JONESBORO - Ray Everett Gailey, 62, died Monday, August 28, 2000.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 30, in the Pope Dickson & Son Jonesboro Chapel, followed by a service at B C Grant Baptist Church, Cornelia, with the Rev. Clyde Garrison officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens, Cornelia.
Mr. Gailey is survived by his wife, Ruby Gailey; two sons, Rodney Gailey, Enterprise, Ala., and Ricky Gailey, Jonesboro; his mother, Eleanor Gailey, Alto; one brother, Mitchell Gailey, Baldwin; and five grandchildren.
Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Home and McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, were in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

MR. HILL
General Motors retiree
JEFFERSON - Carl Clay Hill, 88, died Thursday, August 24, 2000.
Mr. Hill was a native of Forsyth County. He was retired from General Motors and was a member of Piedmont United Methodist Church.
Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Dean Hill, and a grandson, Charles Clay Hill.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 26, in the chapel of Tapp Funeral Home, Buford, with the Rev. Gaylon Beard officiating. Graveside services were held Sunday, August 27, in the Level Creek United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mr. Hill is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Fray Ned and Marilyn Hill, Elberton, and the Rev. Hulon and Sara Hill, Jefferson; one sister, Geneva Mae Hill, Maysville; sister-in-law, Clara Mae Hill, Suwanee; two grandchildren, Brenda Christopher and Tim Hill; and two great-grandchildren, Misty Christopher and Amber Hill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church Mini Bus Fund, 4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson, GA 30549, or to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097.
Tapp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, August 30, 2000

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